Adam Bramwell

Principal, and Chair of Government Relations, Washington, D.C.

Based in Washington, DC, Adam Bramwell leads the firm’s Government Relations practice. Adam is a seasoned political professional with over 25 years of senior Capitol Hill experience, including serving as the chief of staff and general counsel to Senator Christopher A. Coons (D-DE), as the general counsel to the Secretary of the U.S. Senate, and as counsel to the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics. Adam has strong relationships with key Democrats and Republicans in the Senate and House, and with senior Democratic officials who will be joining the incoming Biden Administration. With his extensive Capitol Hill experience – including Leadership issues, appropriations, foreign relations, health care, tax, intellectual property, and judiciary issues – Adam regularly advises clients in a variety of industries on legislative, regulatory, and policy issues, and has substantial experience with building coalitions, advocacy work, and protecting clients’ interests.

In addition to his government relations practice, Adam is a practicing lawyer, with extensive knowledge of the congressional ethics process. Adam co-wrote and co-edited the Senate Ethics Manual and the official Guidance to the Federal Lobbying Disclosure Act and is also a certified compliance and ethics professional (CCEP). He regularly advises clients on compliance issues and legal ethics, including the design, implementation, and operation of business and legal ethics programs.

Prior to joining C&G and working with Senator Coons, Adam was the general counsel for 13 years to the Secretary of the U.S. Senate, and previously served as counsel to the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics. Earlier, Adam was the counsel and director of field service for the I Have a Dream Foundation.

Adam is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law School and received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University.

Based in Washington, DC, Adam Bramwell leads the firm’s Government Relations practice. Adam is a seasoned political professional with over 25 years of senior…


Georgetown University Law School (J.D. 1992); Georgetown University (B.A. 1989)

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia; New York State

Activities and Affiliations

Member, Law360's Government Contracts Editorial Advisory Board

Cohen & Gresser’s Kwaku Andoh, Adam Bramwell, and Bonnie J Roe have been selected to serve on Law360’s 2021 Editorial Advisory Boards in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, Government Contracts, and Capital Markets, respectively. As board members, they will offer feedback on Law360 content and provide insights and trends to assist future coverage in their respective practice areas. This marks the third consecutive year that Bonnie and Kwaku have been named board members.

International law firm Cohen & Gresser announced today that Adam Bramwell, former chief of staff and general counsel to Senator Christopher Coons (D-DE), has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and will lead the firm’s new Government Relations practice.  Adam has over 25 years of high-level political and lobbying experience, and has close relationships with a network of influential policymakers in both the new administration and the U.S. Congress.

Congress recently enacted the Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”), requiring millions of domestic and foreign businesses to disclose information about their beneficial owners to the federal government. In this C&G client alert, our Government Relations practice summarizes the major provisions of the CTA, considers the implications of the law on domestic and foreign entities, and provides analysis on some areas that may be shaped by the forthcoming implementing regulations.

Earlier this summer, the Group of Seven (G7) held their annual summit to coordinate global policy and devise a plan to help the world build back better from COVID-19. The G7 discussed several priorities and initiatives, including a global minimum tax, international trade agreements, and other spending priorities that might significantly impact business operations across all industries and jurisdictions. So how can you prepare for potential changes to global policy, regulation, and the law? Join Cohen & Gresser on September 28 for an international webinar that will offer practical solutions and discuss immediate steps businesses can take to develop and shape their global legislative strategy moving forward. C&G’s Adam BramwellMiriam González DurántezJeffrey Bronheim, and Melissa Maxman will discuss some of the G7’s top priorities and how the individual member nations are implementing them, with a particular focus on the U.S. budget process and spending priorities and global tax and trade regulations. Date: September 28, 2021 Time: 5 PM BST / 12 PM EST Topics will include:
  • An overview of the G7 summit and top priorities moving forward
  • Tax and spending priorities, including:
    • U.S. fiscal policy and the budget process
    • The global minimum tax
    • International investment
  • International trade policy, including:
    • Priorities of the European Union
    • The impact of Brexit on global trade policy
    • The U.S. trade agenda
  • Steps that companies can take right now to craft and strengthen their legislative/policy strategy.